The 7 Secrets To Dominating Beer Pong
on 09/10/13 at 3:37 pmBooze News
There’s no one secret to being good at beer pong… turns out there’s a whole bunch of them. And we’ve got ‘em all, thanks to dutifully recording the accumulated wisdom of Mike “Sonoma Joe” Sievert, who won the championship (and a cool $50,000) at the World Series of Beer Pong VIII with his “g”-abhorring team, Drinkin Smokin Straight West Coastin. (Yes, it’s a real thing, and you can sign up for IX right here.)
1. Choosing a teammate is critical
Hand-eye coordination and muscle memory are two must-have skills in order to be good at pong, says Seivert, so it would help to find a former athlete. And while shorter players can be good, height is helpful too. World champ Seivert is 6’6″ and his teammate is 6’4″. Might wanna tweet @YaoMing and see if he’s busy during the next World Series.
2. Prepare for battle
Seivert says it’s important to “get a buzz going”. You don’t want to get too buzzed, but taking the edge off helps with the pressure, and won’t have a negative effect on your hand-eye coordination. Plus you get to be drinking! He recommends starting 90min before a match.